Karen J. Prager, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Professor of Psychology and Program Head for Gender Studies
Diplomate in Family Psychology
The University of Texas at Dallas
More Information About Dr. Prager's work
Gender Role Stereotypes & the Self
What are gender stereotypes?
Definition: "a shared set of beliefs about purported qualities of females and males."
The cascade effect of stereotypes.
Research on Gender Stereotypes and the self
Masculinity and femininity research: some history
Constantinople: sex-typing and a new standard for studying femininity and masculinity
Dimensions of Stereotypes
The Bem Sex Role Inventory & the Personal Attributes Questionnaire: sex-typing and self-concept
Bases of Stereotypes
1. Kernel of truth
2. Social role theory
Components of masculinity and femininity: beyond personality
Essentialists and social constructionists
Gender role strain: contradictions within gender stereotypes & their psychological consequences